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Gulshan attack suspect Tahmid secures bail


A court here on Sunday granted bail to Toronto University student Tahmid Hasib Khan, who was arrested under Section 54 of the CrPC in connection with the Gulshan terror attack.Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Laskar Sohel Rana passed the order following a bail petition filed by Tahmid’s counsel.On September 28, inspector Humyan Kabir of the Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) submitted a report to a court to relieve Tahmid, a Bangladeshi-origin Canadian, from the charge.On August 20, a court sent Tahmid to jail rejecting his bail pleas when he was produced before it on completion of his remand period in connection with the Gulshan terror attack.

A team of the CTTC unit arrested Tahmid on August 3 from the city’s Bashundhara area for his suspected link to the attack. He was shown arrested under Section 54 of the CrPC.Tahmid was rescued along with 12 others during the commando operation at the Holey Artisan Bakery at the city’s diplomatic zone Gulshan on July 2 following a 12-hour hostage standoff.His family members claimed that he had remained traceless since then. However, law enforcement agencies said they set him free after interrogation over the café’ attack.Apart from two police officers, 20 hostages, including 17 foreign nationals, were killed by militants, while five militants and one suspected associate of the attackers were killed during a commando operation in the café on July 2.


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